I dunno if this is in the right forum, i apologize if not. Title says it, me and a friend of mine just traded instruments, my relatively broken guitar for his relatively broken sitar. The top gourd is detatched and most of the strings are either broken or incredibly loose. I'll post some pics here in a bit for reference. Ive never messed with one of these before but ive always wanted to learn, and i cant think of better place to look for music related guidance than talkbass. Im hoping someone inhere has some experience with these instruments and could steer me in the right directon. My questions for you, oh illustrious talkbass, are:
How would you recomend I reattach the gourd, with wood glue I imagine? Perhaps there's a better way?
How ought I go about restringing this beast? Its quite intimidating
Any good starting advice, websites to check out, books to read, people to contact? This thing is utterly foreign to me, I'm not sure where to start.